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J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons

Building Facts
  • 175,000 square feet
  • Project to be LEED Silver Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council
  • Includes a 40,000-square-foot Simulation Center
  • Wi-Fi coverage throughout the building
  • 13 Learning Communities
  • Two executive conference rooms
  • Three passenger elevators and 1 service elevator
  • The total construction cost of the project, including the simulation lab, is $76 million. The state of Georgia provided $42 million in bond funding, and the University is raising a total of $34.5 million through private philanthropy. The late Dr. J. Harold Harrison, a renowned vascular surgeon and a 1948 graduate of MCG, and his wife, Mrs. Sue Harrison, contributed $10 million
First Floor
  • Two, 300-seat auditoriums
    • Fully-integrated AV and IT for distance learning
    • Tiered design contributes to team-based learning
    • Power ports and microphones at every seat
  • One, 150-seat tiered classroom - The Hull Family Hall
    • Fully integrated AV and IT for distance learning
  • One, 150-seat flat classroom - The McKnight Family Hall
    • Fully-integrated AV and IT for distance learning
    • Four projectors/screens for maximum flexibility
    • Raised floor for maximum flexibility
  • IT helpdesk
  • Commons Cafe (with Starbucks)
  • Executive conference room - Aultman Conference Room
  • Covered patio - The Boardman Family Patio
  • Enclosed, conditioned connection to Dental College of Medicine Building
Second Floor
  • Dental College of Georgia Lounge
  • Six MCG Learning Communities
    • Assigned lockers for each student
    • Designed to accommodate different study styles
    • Study room for quiet collaboration or quick study
    • Kitchenette for food/snack storage/preparation
  • Six small-group rooms - 5 named by donors
    • 12-seat conference-table style
    • Fully-integrated AV and IT for collaboration
    • Exam table for practicing medical craft
    • Touchscreen online scheduling software
  • Study Bridge
    • Soft seating and home-like feel for different study styles
    • Library satellite desk for online textbook assistance
Third Floor
  • Seven MCG Learning Communities - 3 named by donors
  • Seven small-group rooms - all named by donors
  • Administration suite - named in honor of Dr. Rhee Fincher
    • Student Affairs
    • Academic Affairs
    • Curriculum
    • 31-seat conference room
    • "Hotel" - swing space for visiting faculty
  • Hi-Fidelity Simulation Center
    • Four dedicated hi-fidelity simulation rooms with control booth
    • One dedicated hi-fidelity operating simulation room with control booth
    • Five dedicated medium-fidelity simulation rooms
    • Two, 8-bed open bay labs to simulate a hospital ward
    • Eight debriefing rooms for reviewing simulations and discussing procedures
    • Fully wired for AV recording/playback of all simulations
  • Standardized Patient Simulation Center
    • 30 exam rooms
      • Six, 200-square-foot rooms
      • Twenty-four, 150-square-foot rooms
    • Separate entrance and hallways for standardized patients
    • Fully wired for AV recording/playback of all simulations
  • Simulation Administration
    • Offices for simulation staff
    • Faculty monitoring room
  • One, 150-seat classroom
    • Dedicated for Simulation Center
    • Can be cleared of tables and chairs for disaster drills or CPR classes

 

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